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Trainspotting Monologue

Trainspotting by John Hodge
Character: Renton
Gender: Male
Age (range): 18 - 55
Style: Comedy/Drama
Length: 2 minutes

 

Renton: Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a f#@king big television. Choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and dental insurance. Choose fixed interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisurewear and matching luggage. Choose a three-piece suit on hire purchase in a range of f#@king fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who the f#@k you are on a Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing f#@king junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pissing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, f#@ked up brats you spawned to replace yourselves. Choose your future. Choose life... But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to choose life. I chose something else. And the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you've got heroin?